Registered On: September 7, 2015
Yet far more voted for Biden, who won the popular vote by a larger margin for some time. Why is it that liberals must always learn to understand the right and not the other way round? When Trump won in 2016 the liberals should listen to Trump fans or else. When Trump loses they still must listen, but there’s no need for conservatives to do likewise!
The same geniuses spent the last four years telling everyone how Trump was going to win again because they haven’t listened to Trump concerns. Of course victory isn’t a foregone conclusion, and Democrats need to stay in touch, but this whole argument ignores the wackiness that has taken over the Republicans.
“I don’t agree with a lot of JI’s views but in a true democracy he should be able to air them without getting the comments he does. The irony, of course, is that these comments come from those who claim to be the champions of democracy themselves.”
I’ve put it as fair and reasonable as possible. I have no qualms with people thinking differently, but the fact of the matter is that the Republican Party has gone off the rails and have excused election rigging, detention centres and countless undermining of democratic norms. This is not the fault of the left, but the right.
It’s a bit ironic for you to complain about opposing views being accepted when anyone criticising right wing viewpoints gets chastised as being duplicitous, bitter, part of some left wing hive mind or whatever. Yes, Gurnelista’s ridiculous conspiracies about Lesgeo are irritating and unfair, but that doesn’t excuse you aping his tactics against everyone.
What concerns should we address? That Obama was a secret Muslim from Kenya out to enforce socialism? That Hillary Clinton runs a child paedophile ring from a pizza shop and the mysterious ‘Q’ was out to expose them?
Now, I am not saying every Republican thinks like this, I am not claiming JI subscribes to this wackiness, but this is what the Republican Party as it stands has pandered to and a large chunk of their base is of this view. How far do we go with understanding? If an Islamic democracy views to stone women to death for adultery or behead gays may be a popular view among many. I’d argue that it’d be ridiculous to see the real concern as being those who want to stand against such nonsense and may hold little respect for such views, rather than the salt of the Earth Islamic man who thinks unpardonable sin is being committed and needs dealing with severely. Yes, that is not the position of the American Republican, but I think there are clear signs that many are now radicalised. This is not the fault of the left for standing against it, but those who have encouraged it, which is the right.
You seem ok when people call out leftist wrongs, as was definitely the case under Corbyn, but if someone dares criticise Brexit or conservative political parties you’re here to say criticism is unfair.
In a true democracy JI is free to get criticism. Some may go too far, and I think many do (certainly Gurnelista), but some might argue that’s the price to pay for free speech. You don’t get your viewpoints cosseted from criticism, even unfair. Don’t like it? Kim Jong-Un runs a country where people can get to air their opinions without criticism, as is apparent in a truly democratic process, supposedly. They even have Democratic in their country’s name